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Europe To USA, Which Airline Does It Best?  
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5778 times:

Which airline will give you your money's worth? business/first class?

if you had a choice from any European airline to get to the USA, which would u choose?


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
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User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5772 times:

I will fly Virgin Atlantic in June!

I picked them mostly because of the fare... and the Inflight Entertaiment + A346 unbeateble (for me)  Wink

Best Regards



I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5772 times:

so 1 point for Virgin A.


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineOzglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

BA in business class due to fully flat bed (VS also has this).
All others are a far second in business.



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5768 times:

1. BA
1. V Atlantic

woohooo

what's the food like on these carriers?



The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

I second BA. They are a good airline, I'm just not a fan of the VS gimmickery....

BA food...only got J class











Enough?

If you want more, then follow the link to my webpage (in my profile) and in the bottom right corner are links to my reports.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

I recommend you VS, BA or AF. All brings a great product. As well as LH.

You will never be disappointed with them.


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

None give you your money's worth - transatlantic premium class fares are simply absurd - just remember that for an $8K roundtrip fare you are subsidizing quite a few leisure travelers.

The best premium product by far is BA Club World on the upper deck on a 747 if you are a frequent business traveler and like discreet service. A close second is First on BA in the front of the 747, followed by First on LH. After that First on any 777 or 330/340 - the upper deck or 747 'nose' cabin experience is quite unique.

KLM and SQ were competent experiences transatlantic - nothing more or less. AI which had won awards as best transatlantic carrier in the 60's is not bad in First on a good day.

The ultimate way transatlantic of course was Concorde, at which AF was just a bit better than BA - 'je ne sais quoi' contributing to the magical flying experience.

In summary, like most flying experiences, the cabin crew on any given day is what counts. The 747 is the best plane for premium passengers because of the unique Upper Deck and Forward cabin exclusivity. Avoid flying biz in a T7 as the engine rumble will drive you up the wall on a long flight.


All said IMHO.

Cheers


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5715 times:

Another vote for VS here...

Geoff M.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5711 times:

Quoting Comorin (Reply 7):
The best premium product by far is BA Club World on the upper deck on a 747 if you are a frequent business traveler and like discreet service. A close second is First on BA in the front of the 747

How do you work that one out? Business better than First?  Confused



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5691 times:

Fbgdavidson,

BA service is top-notch across all classes, so it becomes a question of which seat and where in the plane do you want to sit. 2+2 on the upper deck (roomy, quiet), in my very humble opinion, is just a great place to be. Granted that the First seats are slightly more comfortable, the food and wine is slightly better, perhaps not everybody would agree with me.

Long ago, before there were pod seats and First was a lot more social, and you had the full Trolley service, well, First was far superior to Biz.

Cheers


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 5688 times:

Quoting Comorin (Reply 10):
BA service is top-notch across all classes, so it becomes a question of which seat and where in the plane do you want to sit. 2+2 on the upper deck (roomy, quiet), in my very humble opinion, is just a great place to be. Granted that the First seats are slightly more comfortable, the food and wine is slightly better, perhaps not everybody would agree with me.

I am quite familiar with the Club World service, and am also fan of the upstairs.  Wink Particularly based on the fact I am yet to have small children seated up there  thumbsup  This was opposed to my flights on the 777 where a small howling child seems to keep the whole flying youth hostel awake  Sad

Having said that I just wouldn't turn down an upgrade to First.

Are you a 62K or 64K man?



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 5681 times:

64K...

OK, I'll concede... will join you in taking that upgrade!

Cheers
 Smile


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5677 times:

I havent flown BA in several years, i shall have to try them out the next time i cross the Atlantic, the only reason why i was using LH was because they had service to ANKARA , for BA i would have to jet over to IST


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineSE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

British Airways FIRST Class

Lufthansa First Class

bmi British Midland Business Class


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

Vigin Atlantic by far, then Bmi (not 757)!

Rob!


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5655 times:

I enjoyed my flight(s) onboard KLM from the US to AMS to India... Nice attentive, smiling crew not to mention hot! ... I had good food too... even though it was economy...


Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

Why not Swiss. They have in all classes excellent service (first is outstanding).

User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5622 times:

VS
BA
LH
UA*
KL
AF

*I took UA from JFK-LHR-JFK and the service was great, got a 763, and an overall EXCELLENT experience. I loved it but I don't know how everything else was. (And this was in Coach so I guess the upper classes were great to).
UA seems to have a better international product then the domestic (still god though).

 airplane jetBlueAtJFK airplane 



When You Know jetBlue, You Know Better
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7149 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5615 times:

Well I flown VS and its a great airline.
I also like AA international atleast on the 777!



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineVirginAbby From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

Virgin Atlantic all the way.

User currently offlineVS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

Iv flown VS, DL and UA across the pond and I have to say I like flying UA the most. I loved channel 9 and the food was superb. The FA's were also very helpful and talkative. I also love going on the 777 too.

VS is also very good, I just think the service is so inconsistant, sometimes get FA's who are brilliant, other times they can be so rude. I also find VS very expensive nowadays (got quoted £800 to fly LGW-MCO-LGW in August, chose DL instead for £370 via ATL).

VS747SPUR



Fly DL
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5579 times:

Quoting VirginAbby (Reply 20):
Virgin Atlantic all the way.

No it is BA all the way! Don't pinch BA's advertising slogans as well as their top destinations!
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Sadly I did not fall for all the gimmickery of VS and their cabin crew sadly came across as amateurs as they tried to be comedians on my last VS flight.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

wow why so hasty against vs? did u have a bad experience before hand?

just asking



The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1688 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5573 times:

Pilotaydin,

Since you didn't mention the routing, may I suggest ARN-EWR on MH ?

Especially, try their C- or F-class  Wink



don't throw away tomorrow !
25 Pilotaydin : of course you may suggest it! im trying to pick up all i can on opinions, as well as interesting routes, ive never been to Sweden, or anywhere in the
26 VS747SPUR : I too have experienced this, left me and alot of fellow passengers quite annoyed because after a while it wasn't funny. I may of seen the funny side
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